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Portchester Castle

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Address: Church Lane, Portchester PO16 9QW, England
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+44 23 9237 8291
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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Historic and peaceful.

Situated in a sleepy area of portchester, the castle is perfect place for a picnic. You can walk around the grounds for free and the high walls allow it to be a real breeze free... read more

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jonnorockandroll
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Portsmouth
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Portsmouth
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35 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Situated in a sleepy area of portchester, the castle is perfect place for a picnic. You can walk around the grounds for free and the high walls allow it to be a real breeze free sun trap when sunny. Great for dog walks, children or on your own. There is plenty of space and its not crowded even on a... More 

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Thank jonnorockandroll
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place to be such a lovely tranquil place. Although I never entered the castle to walk to the top, the surrounding areas were beautiful. The only downside is that there seemed to be a lot of work going on (which you can understand is going to be happening with a historical building like this) but it prevented... More 

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Kendal, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

english heritage site. Gorgeous building, be prepared to climb a lot of steps but worth it to get to the top as the views are stunning. The grounds are brilliant for a picnic too on a warm sunny day, plenty to keep little ones engaged. Only thing missing is a tea room/cafe. There is a tea room in church nearby... More 

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Thank Dillydots
Horsham, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely castle ruin on the Solent. This is run by the English heritage, the grounds are free and well used by families. There are 2 car parks close by, but it's a very popular place so the car parks are very busy. The path inside the castle are okay for wheelchairs/pushchairs but the walk around the outside can be... More 

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Thank Shirley E
london
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125 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice castle in very scenic location, good to explore. Not too big but worth a visit. Big grounds so take a football, frisbee, picnic etc.

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Thank DenDen1London
Chandler’s Ford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great afternoon here with 2 teenagers: historical interest, fun to climb the keep spiral stairs, and great view from the roof. You really need a guide to learn about the history (the audio guide was ok but the 'characters' were a bit annoying). Interesting exhibition in the keep. Only had time for the castle itself so will have... More 

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Thank jpage301
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is probably one of the best preserved Roam forts of the country. It is free to wonder around the castle grounds within the walls but if you wish to go into the keep and the rest of the ruins payment is required as it is run by English Heritage. However it is well worth a visit and the view... More 

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Thank Stuart M
Jersey
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168 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an old castle dating back to roman times, there are several interesting exhibits and an on-going renovation. The castle grounds are free to enter and the enclosed walls with only a couple of entrances make this a safe place to let young children happily run around. When we were there in April on a warm day, many visitors... More 

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Thank Richard I
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An historic castle in its own grounds which is maintained in very good condition. A full and detailed history is available inside the castle and this takes some considerable time to read and digest but is well worth the effort. The grounds and walls are well worth exploring as is the surrounding land and waters. A very worthwhile visit.

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Thank Silvercruises
Fareham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed to arrive at the castle Wednesday at 1 pm to find it closed. All the signs saying it's opening time. The castle looked awesome from the outside. Simple communication could have explained why it wasn't open or simply said closed due to unforeseen circumstances.

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